By: Clara Morris
After the CEO of Boeing criticized Trump ‘s trade policy, Trump tweeted out against the company. Then, Boeing ‘s stock dropped about $2 a share.
Trump ‘s seeming retaliation to Boeing CEO ‘s outspokenness has left businesses and corporations feeling uneasy. To see how uneasy, we asked several CEO ‘s the following question:
Do you feel you can speak freely in Trump ‘s America without fear of retribution?
‘Why would Trump seek retribution if I speak freely about what I think of him? I think he is smart and strong and it makes total sense that Melania is his wife because they are equally attractive. ‘
‘ CEO of Serta, Joel Davenport
Of course I ‘m free to say whatever I believe! And I believe Donald Trump will be a great president. Now if you ‘ll excuse me, I have to go vomit for an unrelated reason. ‘
‘ CEO of Stop and Shop, Genevieve De Almeida
‘I actually feel more comfortable speaking my mind now that Trump is president. What ‘s on my mind? Oh, just that I wish I could hug Donald Trump. I ‘m sure it would be pleasant and not feel like hugging a combination of pudding and Rogue from X-men. ‘
‘ CEO of Westfeild Shopping Centers, Robert Harper
‘That ‘s a ridiculous question! Trump ‘s not some kind of vindictive dictator! ‘ And I just want to add, I think Trump would be a great vindictive dictator. ‘
‘ CEO of Bic, Michael Cooperstein
‘Uh, yes, I can speak freely in Trump ‘s America. Also, I made him this cross-stitch that says ‘You ‘re the best! I love you! ‘ can you get it to him? ‘On second thought, don ‘t tell him I ever spoke to you. ‘
‘ CEO of Michaels Crafts and Supplies, Allison Ross
‘Why are you asking me that? Is this a threat? Did Trump send you here to deliver a warning?! Are you going to break my knees?! I ‘m sorry! I take it all back! He ‘s not a insecure psychopath! [crying] I take it back! I take it back! [sobbing] ‘
‘ CEO of Caribou Coffee, Brent Paulson